On Wednesday, Feb. 13, over 100 faculty, students and staff gathered on the sidewalk to protest proposed increases to the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP), an insurance program provided for the faculty, students and staff of University of California.
With contract negotiations about to take off, UCSC has set the tone by going behind AFSCME’s back. Students need to stand with those who have stood with them.
UC Santa Cruz’s Demonstration Advisory Group will hold an open forum on May 7 for students, faculty and staff to voice their ideas and concerns regarding on-campus protests and demonstrations. The group hopes to improve and better shape campus policies toward demonstrations in light of the protest incidents at UC Berkeley and UC Davis last fall.
March 1st Day of Action followed by March 5th march on Capitol. Former draws hundreds, latter draws thousands.
Despite the drizzle and an escalated altercation with a vehicle, protesters turned out in force, and workshops were held at the March 1st Day of Action.
Members of the Occupy Education Strike began setting up Tent University at 4:00 A.M. the morning of March 1st, blocking entrances to campus.
“Santa Cruz 11″ faced with 22 charges after local authorities completed an investigation revolving around the November occupation of a vacant bank building. The 10 of the 11, including local homeless activist Robert Norse, have been charged with felonies.
A disturbing trend in UC system-wide policies would have student protests regulated to an incredible degree. In some cases, students demeaned as being “children” in need of parenting on the part of the UC.
Roughly 80 protesters occupied a vacant building at 75 River Street on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Santa Cruz police attempted to enter the building, but demonstrators barricaded the door.
Over 70 students assembled around Hahn Student Services early on Monday morning, aiming to stop work for the day as a message of solidarity for the student protesters of UC Davis. Administration arrived within an hour to inform students that they hoped communications would remain peaceful, and staff would be redirected to the Bay Tree Bookstore.